P.E.I. sticking with 6-month intervals for COVID-19 vaccines while awaiting further guidance – CBC

Lack of update from NACI causing confusion for some Islanders and health-care providers

Jan 10, 2023

Cathy Morgan says she showed up at a Charlottetown health clinic Dec. 30 to get her third COVID-19 booster — exactly six months after her last shot — but was told by a public health nurse she wasn’t eligible for the booster.

Morgan was surprised, and she wasn’t the only one.

“When I told her that was frustrating, that I’d wish I’d known before I’d shown up for the appointment, she goes, ‘yeah we’re finding others are disappointed, too,'” she said.

“I didn’t quite understand it at first. I was sort of shocked and wasn’t following the reasoning. There was just no information. It wasn’t made public.”

Other Islanders have been posting on social media about being turned away for their booster, and the confusion around when they are eligible.

It seems public health nurses and pharmacists were waiting on new guidance from NACI, the National Advisory Council on Immunization.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-vaccinations-booster-covid-1.6709000

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